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vacancies on the federal courts today than when president obama first took office. but hold on. when democrats were in the minority and threatening to filibuster against george w. bush's judicial nominees, their leader, harry reid, had some kind things to say about the tactic. >> the filibuster serves as a check on power and preserves our limited government. right now the only check on president bush is the democrats' ability to voice their concern in this body, the senate. if the republicans roll back our rights in this chamber, there will be no check on power. the radical right wing will be free to pursue anything they want. >> now the shoe is on the other foot. i asked larry crane to discuss the double standard. 700,000 workers and many industries including media and telephone data services and health care. but that's just his day job. larry co hen is also a leader of the democracy initiative, a coalition as progressive and varied as the naacp, common cause, the sierra club, greenpeace, jobs with justice and the afl-cio. along with an affiliated campaign called fix the senate now,
can change this country as president obama talked about in 2008, you know, the change you can believe in, the change you'll work for. >> what's president obama done for labor in these last four years? >> well, i think he's tried to do quite a bit. i think in his heart he definitely supports, you know, working families. you know, part of the outcome piece, is what gets through the u.s. congress. so he definitely supported health care bill much more like speaker pelosi's tn what we ended up getting through the senate finance committee onto the senate floor and eventually adopted a year later. he definitely supported workers' rights legislation. he definitely supported much more aggressive moves to stop the foreclosures. he definitely supported climate change. so part of this is really, you know, we would love to see more active white house support for these democracy initiatives so that the change that i'm sure he still believes in had some reality to it instead of just, you know, on the back bench somewhere. >> did he fight hard enough? i don't want to put you on the spot -- yeah, i wa
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